e-BioFlow: improving practical use of workflow systems in bioinformatics


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Wassink, Ingo and Ooms, Matthijs and Neerincx, Pieter and Veer, Gerrit van der and Rauwerda, Han and Leunissen, Jack A.M. and Breit, Timo M. and Nijholt, Anton and Vet, Paul van der (2010) e-BioFlow: improving practical use of workflow systems in bioinformatics. In: Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, ITBAM 2010, September 1-2, 2010, Bilbao, Spain (pp. pp. 1-15).

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Abstract:Workflow management systems (WfMSs) are useful tools for
bioinformaticians. As experiences with using WfMSs accumulate, shortcomings of current systems become apparent. In this paper, we focus on practical issues that hinder WfMS users and that arise in the design and execution of workflows, and in access of web services. We present e-BioFlow, a workflow engine that demonstrates in which way a number of these problems can be solved. e-BioFlow offers an improved user interface, can deal with large data volumes, stores all provenance, and has a powerful provenance browser. e-BioFlow also offers the possibility to design and run workflows step by step, allowing its users an explorative research style.
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Copyright:© 2010 Springer
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/72923
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15020-3_1
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